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This week sees me returning to the state I grew up in: Virginia.
I'll be at James Madison University Thursday, September 27 to give my "2012: We're All (not) Gonna Die!" talk - basically destroying the Mayan December 21, 2012 apocalypse nonsense - at 7:00 p.m at the Wilson Hall Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.
The talk is sponsored by the John C. Wells Planetarium, JMU Department of Physics & Astronomy, College of Science & Mathematics, and the JMU Center for STEM Education & Outreach. They even made the awesome poster seen here! [Click to Kukulkanenate.]
Then, the next day - Friday, September 28 - I'll be at my alma mater, the University of Virginia, to be the keynote speaker for the 2012 Forum for Interdisciplinary Dialogue called "Fact, Fiction, and Supposition"! I'm honored to be a part of this event sponsored by the Jefferson Scholars Foundation and the Jefferson Graduate Fellows at the University of Virginia.
That talk is also open to the public, and will be at 16:00 at The Jefferson Scholars Foundation Hall. They've set up a Facebook page for the event if you like that sort of thing. My good friend Dr. Nicole Gugliucci (and UVa alumna) will be speaking the next day there, too!
I haven't been back to central Virginia in a good long time, so it'll be nice to see it again. I hope the trees are turning now! And I hope to see some of you Wahoos there, too.